1. naija questions

    Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse, more sexual partners – EurekAlert

    A survey of more than 3400 university students in the US has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were … Read more via “sexual health” – Google News
  2. naija questions

    These are the 4 secret triggers behind your smartphone addiction – futurity

    New research identifies a series of triggers, common across age groups, that start and end compulsive smartphone use. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost … Read more via World Economic Forum
  3. J

    Metro WhatsApp will Stop Working on Many Smartphones from Jan 1

    WhatsApp is about to stop working on a range of old smartphones, meaning owners will have to buy newer gadgets if they want to continue using the chat app to the best of its capabilities. On New Year’s Day, WhatsApp will ‘remove support’ for a number of devices – which updated versions of the...
  4. P

    Business Blackberry Posts US$372m Loss in Q2, To Stop Production

    BlackBerry, the Canadian firm that helped pioneer the smartphone market, said Wednesday it will stop making handsets, outsourcing production to an Indonesian partner. The company has continued to bleed red, posting on Wednesday a US$372 million loss in its second quarter ending August 31, and...
  5. P

    World Indian Firm Launches World's Cheapest Smartphone

    A little-known Indian company is due to launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone is about one percent of the...